I was staring at my eyes in the mirror I keep near the bed. The little wrinkles around them were bugging me.
There used to be just a few from smiling too often. I was proud of those wrinkles. They showed my genuine happiness! Now, more wrinkles have joined the party. I am learning to be proud of them too.
I was sitting on top of my bed, making funny faces in this old mirror, that my grandmother gave me. The more I stared, the more I saw the map of the world around my eyes.
The Map of the World
My right eye looked like Australia and my left eye had something of South America. I say that just because I think it was bigger than my right eye, or maybe I just wanted to visit South America more than Australia.
I’ve always wanted to visit the whole wide world. When I was little, I used to say that before I die, I want to see every corner of this world and I want to meet every person. My grandmother used to laugh at this quotation of mine, but then she reminded me that the world is my playground, so I can go wherever I want and do whatever I want. I think that somehow this was my motto all these years.
Just a Few Wrinkles
I haven’t seen yet South America, nor Australia and I am starting to have these little wrinkles around my eyes. There used to be just a few from smiling too often. I was proud of those wrinkles. They showed my genuine happiness! Now, more wrinkles have joined the party. I am learning to be proud of them too.
My Wrinkles Show My Life
They carry wisdom and power.
They show all the hours spent in the sun.
All the hours spent in front of a computer or a book.
The hours spent reading and working.
The hours spent doing something.
The hours spent traveling and not sleeping enough.
The joys and the surprises.
The love and the sadness.
My little wrinkles around my eyes show all those moments when I have made my eyes small in pure laughter.
All the moments that I have spent looking at something or staring at someone.
The moments that I have spent watching the world go round.
My little wrinkles will probably grow, so why not enjoying them now, while they are so young?